Start with a Microsoft Word Document in .docx Format
Any documents that you want to turn into model templates with the Template Builder must be in Microsoft Word .docx format. If your document is in the older Microsoft Word .doc format you can convert it to the .docx format to use it with the Template Builder.
Three Fundamental Things to Consider When Selecting Documents to Turn into Model Templates
Frequency: Think about how often you use the documents. You'll get much more value from templates that are frequently used as opposed to those that are only drafted on occasion.
Power of Document Sets: Think about your templates in terms of projects or sets. When templates are grouped together into sets the amount of time you can save is compounded because information only needs to be entered once and will appear across multiple documents.
Immediate Return on Investment: Choose templates that will provide immediate value and instantly make your work life easier.
Crawl, Walk, Run. Start with something simple but useful, like client correspondence. By starting with a relatively simple document, you will develop a comfort level with the tool and also establish best practices that will pay off later with more complex templates.
Get a Jumpstart
You can request templates to add to your account here. These jumpstart templates -- spanning several jurisdictions and practice areas -- provide some examples that can help you convert your documents into model templates, but the jumpstart templates also can be used to get you up and running with Lawyaw while you develop your own custom templates. (You also can use Template Builder to modify the jumpstart templates to fit your practice!)
What some help getting started? We have a team of legal professionals that are available to create your templates for you. If you would like more information, or an estimate for your documents, let us know.
Possible Documents to Convert into Model Templates